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I needed something to pick me up after clearing the raised beds in the garden and planting onions and peas, and before tackling the dreaded shirt ironing. This seemed like a great candidate! Definitely strong, but so honeyed and delicious. Utterly classic. I love it for the afternoon when you have a ton to do and don’t want to get all sugary and dreamy with a flavored afternoon tea, and you don’t have time for a multiple steep tea.

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Lori

I like the comment about a mutiple steep tea—I always feel guilty if I don’t use a multiple steep tea more than once….

gmathis

Sorry about the shirt ironing. (I’m sure I’m in the minority, but I like to iron…unwrinkling things soothes me.)

JacquelineM

Lori – me too! It is the thing that keeps me from trying my Samovar Four Seasons! I know it can go up to something like 15 steeps and I just haven’t been in one place for that long of a time!!! LOL

gmathis – my grandmother LOVED ironing and my uncle would bring over his lab coats for her to iron because not even the cleaners did them as well as her. I sadly did not get the ironing gene – sometimes I think the clothes looked better before I took the iron to them! But I have gotten better. I need the skill for sewing (half the battle of sewing is ironing I find!!!) so I keep at it!

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Lori

I like the comment about a mutiple steep tea—I always feel guilty if I don’t use a multiple steep tea more than once….

gmathis

Sorry about the shirt ironing. (I’m sure I’m in the minority, but I like to iron…unwrinkling things soothes me.)

JacquelineM

Lori – me too! It is the thing that keeps me from trying my Samovar Four Seasons! I know it can go up to something like 15 steeps and I just haven’t been in one place for that long of a time!!! LOL

gmathis – my grandmother LOVED ironing and my uncle would bring over his lab coats for her to iron because not even the cleaners did them as well as her. I sadly did not get the ironing gene – sometimes I think the clothes looked better before I took the iron to them! But I have gotten better. I need the skill for sewing (half the battle of sewing is ironing I find!!!) so I keep at it!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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Collingswood, NJ

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